What is scramble?

  • (noun): An unceremonious and disorganized struggle.
    Synonyms: scuffle
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "scramble":

  • (noun): Rushing about hastily in an undignified way.
    Synonyms: scamper, scurry
  • (verb): To move hurriedly.
    Example: "The friend scrambled after them"
  • (verb): Stir vigorously.
    Synonyms: beat
  • (verb): Make unintelligible.
    Example: "Scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"

Famous quotes containing the word scramble:

    Stevenson had noble ideas—as did the young Franklin for that matter. But Stevenson felt that the way to implement them was to present himself as a thoughtful idealist and wait for the world to flock to him. He considered it below him, or wrong, to scramble out among the people and ask them what they wanted. Roosevelt grappled voters to him. Stevenson shied off from them. Some thought him too pure to desire power, though he showed ambition when it mattered.
    Garry Wills, U.S. historian. Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders, ch. 9, Simon & Schuster (1994)